-Minus the beginning of "Midnight Special" missing, this is probably the complete show.
-Beginning of recording has some mixing (of which I lowered the first 2 seconds by 50% to not blow your speakers out!) going on. These are on the master recording.
-Rest of original volume of show was set very low on this, so I gave it a boost.
-The tracking was done before was poor. I edited by removing dead spaces and making better track markers.
-Tape flip (master?) in the middle of 'The Dance' (44:41 of total time), where about 8 seconds was removed.
-"Lovely Night For Dancing" is known sometimes as "Get Up And Dance", and was performed by Reconstruction (Garcia, Saunders and others); but "Lovely Night..." is it's true title.
-There was no EQ'ing or remastering done.
My friend, Rosannah, wrote about this very show a few years back. The following is her comments & review...
"The Dinosaurs at the Berkeley Veteran's Auditorium was a benefit for the Dinosaurs' roadie, Kevyn Clark.. I still have my ticket (#121), it says "A Benefit to Free the Madman"; I guess he got busted and this show was organized to raise some money for his legal defense. Kevyn used to put on shows in People's Park, a couple of which I went to, big fun in the sun.
This Vet's hall benefit was a good time, esp. the epic --15+ heartfelt minutes-- Mona that closed the show."
"I remember several of my friends climbed the 12 foot cyclone fence along the east side of the building and snuck in the side door (we were 17 years old at the time, what can I say); I didn't want to sneak into a benefit, so I paid at the door, though the woman taking tickets let my friend in free with me on my $10 donation. The Unreal Band and The Vicious Hippies opened; during the break between bands Calico gave away tickets for the Dead on New Year's Eve. There were a bunch of tie dye tapestries hanging on the walls of the Vet's hall and it was a real festive atmosphere. The Vet's Hall's a great venue, spacious, decent acoustics, and across the park from the Berkeley Community Theater and Berkeley High."
Barry Melton : Guitar, lead vocals on 01, 02, 11, 12
John Cipollina : Guitar, lead vocals on 09, 16
Merl Saunders : Keyboards, lead vocals 04, 05, 14
Peter Albin : Bass, lead vocals on 07
Spencer Dryden : Drums
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As always, enjoy!